Inigo Yturralde | Thursday, April 2, 2020. If I were to guess, I would think the final will be pushed to just before the start of the regular season. Sharing a rivalry as old as time, these two teams have been at each other’s throats for more than 100 years. 1,665, by BeSoccer by BeSoccer Learn about us. The Basque clubs want to play the game in a stadium packed with fans. Basque players take pride in representing their region when playing for Bilbao. Athletic and Real Sociedad have joined forces to ask the RFEF to play the game with spectators, on a date to be determined. ATHLETIC BILBAO and Real Sociedad have agreed not to play the Copa del Rey final until fans can attend. The 2020 Copa del Rey Final is a football match that will decide the winner of the 2019–20 Copa del Rey, the 118th edition of Spain's primary football cup (including two seasons where two rival editions were played). Both Basque teams topped Spanish giants in the quarter finals of the tournament. The Spanish sides were due to go head … Staying true to their roots, Bilbao only fields Basque players and coaches. Consider donating to The O, After a win against Louisville on Saturday, The Ba, ICYMI: On October 17 over 200 people gathered in H, With just more than 5 days until Notre Dame Day, c, Photography has become the universal language of o, Zuba: Can Notre Dame run the ball? Phone: (574) 631-7471 / Fax: (574) 631-6927 / Address: The Observer / P.O. Real Madrid have won the Copa del Rey 19 times, while Real Sociedad have triumphed twice. In 2012, a goal-line stand stamped Notre Dame’s season as charmed. A team of low economic means, in relative terms, Sociedad has stayed true to traditions and always produced a number of high achieving players from its farm system. In reality, the visiting team’s young players all put on a clinic at the Santiago Bernabéu. For most of these players, the saying blood runs thicker than water holds true. @besoccer_com - Basque derbies are always categorized by intense, physical competition. Similarly, the fans of Los Leones (The Lions), the nickname for the team, share equally in the sense of regional patriotism. 04 May 20 At the same time, Athletic Club and Real Sociedad want the Spanish FA to guarantee the Copa del Rey final is an official competition match and it be considered an official title. As the war against COVID-19 rages on, these two teams, alongside athletes everywhere, are standing idle. The fans at San Mamés, Bilbao’s stadium, roared as their team brought down one of the most storied teams in all of Spain. Athletic Bilbao have booked their place in the final of the Copa del Rey Bilbao progressed despite a 2-1 loss in the second leg to challengers Grenada The progressed on … And that the historic final can be enjoyed with the presence of the fans, season ticket holders and club members. A new chapter in the Copa del Rey. The semi-finals for the Copa were played before the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting halt to sports around the world. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have released a joint statement in which they say they have reached an agreement to request the Spanish FA to delay the final until fans are allowed in. Bilbao faced off against Barcelona at home and came away with a highly contested 1-0 victory. 04 May 2020 A new chapter in the Copa del Rey. Like what you see? Athletic Bilbao. 21:00 Olympique Marsei. The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer. The match should be considered an official game and the date should be agreed between all three parties. 18:30 Apollon Smirnis - Volos New Footba. This year, the cup kicked off in mid-November and was expected to continue through April. A breeding ground for young talent, Sociedad players can be spotted as young as 17 playing for the first team or on loan at other Basque clubs. In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, the Copa del Rey final was indefinitely postponed. This season’s buildup to the Copa del Rey final was thrilling, to say the least. With this decision, Athletic Club and Real Sociedad want to show the importance of one of the most prestigious sporting events in world football. Brighton & Hove Albion V Liverpool - As it happened. @besoccer_com - The Basque compatriots recognize each other as cousins. Help support student-run publications. The final was set to be a Basque derby, Real Sociedad vs. That is what we would like most. Doing some giant-slaying of their own, Sociedad defeated Real Madrid on the road. The presidents of Athletic Club and Real Sociedad, finalists of the Copa del Rey 2019-20, after meeting with the Spanish FA head (RFEF), have agreed to ask the RFEF for the Copa del Rey final to be played with spectators at a later date. Athletic Bilbao took the last place in the draw by beating Barcelona 1-0 on Thursday. The desire of both clubs has always been to play the final with our fans. Anticipation was at an all-time high for the game between the two fierce rivals before Spanish football was shut down. (Oct. 3), Richard: Acquiring big-time players through free agency is now the way to go in the NFL. Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao in the #CopaDelRey final. 1,665. It was nothing short of poetic to see 21-year-old Martin Odegaard, on loan at Sociedad from Real Madrid, score against his old team. The semi-finals for the Copa were played before the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting halt to sports around the world. Before the dawn of the modern game, one in which money rules, both Sociedad and Bilbao competed equally for national and international glory. A Copa del Rey final with our fans in the stands. For a better experience, try our mobile version now!! It came against... To uncover the truth and report it accurately. In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, the Copa del Rey final was indefinitely postponed. The final score of the game was 3-4, and every minute of it was as exciting as the score suggests. While this greatly limits the talent pool from which they can draw, it adds all the more prestige to their victories. Sociedad, on the other hand, has thrived over the years as a result of both its foreign players and its farm system. Sociedad and Bilbao are the two biggest teams in the Basque country. Aside from fans in Spain’s two biggest cities, the entire country was ready for the final between Sociedad and Bilbao. With that, there is never bad blood between the teams. That is something which cannot happen in the next few months and UEFA wanted the final played by August. Real Sociedad are on track to reach the Copa del Rey final for the first time in 32 years after beating second division Mirandes. This is not an ideal timeline, but it would allow for a smooth transition from the cup final to the regular season and next year’s Copa del Rey. 0 Similar to the FA Cup in England, the Copa allows teams across multiple divisions of Spanish soccer to play against each other. 0 The Copa del Rey is a tournament played among top tier Spanish soccer teams throughout the course of the regular season. All that so that their fans can attend. Marcelinho returns to football at the age of 45! EFE. Imagine rising the ranks of your hometown team and finally having the opportunity to play against your rival on the grandest stage. The Observer is a student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame, Saint Mary's & Holy Cross. 22:00 Boyacá Chicó - Patriotas Boyacá. Comprising mostly farm-bred players, both Sociedad and Bilbao’s stars have been playing mini derbies since they were kids. From The Observer family, Notre Dame Day is here! The Basque clubs want to play the game in a stadium packed with fans. It is unclear when or where the final of the Copa del Rey is going to be played. That is something which cannot happen in the next few months and UEFA wanted the final played by August. Therefore, they have requested the General Secretary of the RFEF that the Delegate Commission of the RFEF's General Assembly agrees to the move. Athletic have won the Copa del Rey …
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